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astound you. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: three months after upholding president obama's health care law, the supreme court is back with a docket that may even rival last year's term for drama. the justices will decide a case on affirmative action in higher education, and are expected to take up disputes on same-sex marriage, civil rights law, and more. the term opened today with arguments in another controversial case: whether businesses can be sued in u.s. courts for human rights violations that occur in foreign countries. marcia coyle of the "national law journal" was in the courtroom this morning, and is back with us tonight. welcome back. >> nice to be back. brown: let us stipulate, as the lawyers say, th
's to focus on domestic policy and will be moderated by the pbs newshour's own jim leer. republican mitt romney made his way westward from boston with a rally in denver planned for this evening. president obama was in henderson, nevada, getting ready. last night he tried to lower expectations for himself at a rally in las vegas. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. >> you are! i don't know about that. who is going to put the the most points on the board. >> you are! no, no, governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> woodruff: by contrast a prominent romney supporting was out hyping his candidate's debating skills. new jersey governor chris christie on cbs's face the nation yesterday. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night and lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast what his view is and what the president's record is. and the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> woodruff: like wise president obama'
by mitt romney about how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs, big bird and actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: this debate turned out to be the most tweeted event in u.s. history. 10.3 million tweets in total. the big bird comment you just heard generated 17,000 tweets per minute. wow. mike? >> people are apparently passionate about big bird. >> reporter: who knew people loved "sesame street" so much, right? >> no doubt. i never doubted it. >> we all grew up on "sesame street." kristin fisher live in our satellite center. >>> every debate includes a little stretching of the truth so to speak. did mitt romney or president obama do that when they were talking about taxes? derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." take a listen. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about regardless, a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts.
to stop the subsidy to pbs, i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the mere mention of cutting funds to big bird sent the social media world into high gear. pictures like this with big bird on the ropes. president obama on the campaign trail. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> reporter: the pentagon, which has been a close ally of the eight-foot tall bird was asked about it at the briefing. >> i'm not going to get into politics here. i wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers so to speak. >> reporter: but big bird has some conservatives a little plucked. they argue that it's time to stop funding public broadcast programs like sesame street, npr and the pbs news hour. brian darling is with the con zefbtive heritage foundation. >> it's not at all. using public funds to fund entertainment, furthermore, it's a waste of money when there are private resources doing similar functions. we love big bird, bu
convention performance odd ball, unquote. she also wrote a very pro-pbs piece, but failed to cite government subsidies to that network. the former chairman of the board of the associated press, william dean singleton, last april introduced president obama at the annual a.p. lunch onby saying, quote, the president inherited the head winds of the worst economic recession since the great depression. he pushed through congress the biggest economic recovery plan in history, and on and on and on. a glowing introduction. now the a.p. is one of the largest news wire services in the world. and it's biased against mitt romney. i think that's true, beyond a reasonable doubt. local newspapers all over the usa carry a.p. photos and articles every day. that's a huge advantage for president obama. and perhaps the best example of what the national media has become in america. the obama campaign believes governor romney made a big mistake by saying he would stop federal money to pbs and npr. this morning, this ad was released. >> bernie madoff, dennis kozlowski, criminals, gluttons of greed. and the evil gen
stung by mitt romney. >> so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to start the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to start other things. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. so that's number one. >> the big bird moment took off on twitter. 17,000 tweets per minute for big bird. and 10,000 tweets per minute for pbs. now for continuing coverage from tonight's debate go to nbcbayarea.com. we've posted the full debate as well as analysis from political experts. nbc bay area.com. now the vice presidential candidates will square off october 11th. of course, zeiwe'll have that f you as well. >>> man on the track, police foot race and a shooting. it led to confusion for cal train riders heading out of san jose tonight. it happened just after 5:00 today near the deradon cal train station. george kiriyama joins us with more. >> reporter: passengers riding cal train tonight experienced up to a 45-minute delay because of this involve-involved shooting here on these tracks. buses were brought in to help shuttle these riders. take a look at this
was thrust into the presidential campaign this week. >> i am going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird and i like you too. >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. elmo, you better make a run for it. >> reporter: campaign surrogates keep it alive today. >> he's taking the battle straight to "sesame straight" and let wall street run hog wild. >> reporter: so was it a mistake targeting america's favorite yellow bird? >> george, it wasn't a targeting it was a just pointing to one example that big bird is a pretty commercially successful entity. >> reporter: but the truth is the show relies on less than 0.1% of funding from federal dollars. after the debate, some 17,000 tweets per minute came in about #bigbird. welcome to the middle class, big bird. despite or because of it, big bird has helped the romney campaign to raise $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. >> how did you find out that your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> okay, so you're on twitter. >> no, i'm a bird. tweeting is
pbs i like big bird. i even like you, jim lehrer, but i don't think you need the subsidy. obama campaign, seized on that. the president used that as a rip line to ridicule governor romney across the country. this morning they have a new ad about it. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis kozlowski, i will criminals gluttons of greed and evil genius towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird, big bird. >> me, big bird. >> a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is "sesame street". >> reporter: that ad was out about couple hours, bringing out "sesame street"'s couldn't saying look at president obama has been talking about this. mentioned big bird eight times. elmo five times. zero mentions about libya and zero plans to fix the economy. this is going in a very interesting direction this morning. bill: back and forth we go. thank you, john. we'll follow the campaign stoplighter in iowa. martha: we'll talk about all that "sesame street" stuff later in the show. governor romney starting his day in th
: in a 90-minute debate with topics ranging from funding pbs. >> give me my money back, the $800 billion to the iraq war, and children's television is on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart businessman. but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been to go into the middle east and try to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> i think it works. >> reporter: there were moments you'll likely never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged -- >> no, no, no. >> you've been begrudging all night. >> no. >> this is nothing but begrudging. >> reporter: here's their advice for bridging the bipartisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulties streaming the debate live. >> let me ask you this -- >> reporter: there was so much demand, it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> repo
attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and he said romney's positions were so different from what he said in the past he didn't even recognize who he was debating. >> whoever it was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real mitt romney has been saying for the last year. >> reporter: and again vice president biden gave the romney campaign another nugget to jump on. >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what? yes, we do. >> reporter: biden says the superwealthy need to pay more in taxes. romney says that would kill jobs. in washington, susan mcginnis, 9news now. >> forget the elephants for republicans and donkeys for democrats. there's an election going on in the dog and cat. the washington animal rescue league has this an its website. take a look right there. if you want to cast a vote for bark obama, he's the tricolor hound for south carolina. there's also mittns romney. 8-week-old little kitty cat. here's what you do. you go to warl.org and you can pick your animal. >> cute, very very cute. >> love it. >> that's election you
. spot mocks mitt romney's talk that he would stop funding to the pbs. >>> staying on the rice race to the white house, vice president joe biden and his rival paul ryan will go head-to-head in kentucky thursday night but they're not the only ones looking for debate-related boost. all of danville is hoping to benefit. streets repaved, and new signs in the small town and stores are stocked up on politically- themed merchandise. center college will play host. >> the campus has been transformed and there is for security and lodgistical reasons. >> reporter: the small town has experience here. center college hosted another debate in 2000. >>> our coverage includes you at home. we want to hear from you as we approach election day. use the hash tag fox5d.c. you decide and to tweet the thoughts about the candidates, issues, performances and elects as we count down to november. -- elections as we count down to november. >>> amtrak restored service between d.c. and wilmington, delaware. a power outage closed the section of the main rail lill line known new york and d.c. the outage was caused
the debate he wanted to cut the federal subsidy to pbs, the network that carries "sesame street." >> it seemed fit to go find him perched at the weekend update desk last night on "saturday night live." take a look. >> big bird, so how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> i got a million tweets. >> okay. so you're on twitter? >> no, i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> okay. so, big bird, has being mentioned in the debate aked you at all? >> it has. i feel like i'm famous now. i was walking down the street the other day and i felt like everybody recognized me. >> okay. >> it's so weird to think that just a few days ago i could just blend in like every other perfectly normal eight-foot-tall talking bird. >> he was totally bipartisan, no politic, just a fun moment. >> that was the only way he was going to come on and do the show. he is not political in any way, just big and yellow. >> we all know who he is. still to come on "today" we have a roundup of the week's top entertainment news, the "grease" reunion of sorts to a sex tape scandal regarding a le
. >> reporter: the obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. the ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. >>> diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the next big debate. the v.p. candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. a ninth death is being reported in tennessee. in all, 105 cases in the 9 states you see highlighted there, are being linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. there's a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china,
of the subsidy for pbs. >>> and a north carolina man says he's blessed to be alive, after a shocking hit and run captured on surveillance video. you see him. the driver stops, you can see here, that, though, is the man walking it off. despite customer tuft bruises, the man is okay. police are hoping that the video will help catch the driver. >>> and authorities in las vegas are calling it the most extreme case of hoarding they have ever seen. they had to remove the front door of a home to remove the debris inside. 18 truckloads worth so far. and they're not even close to being done. >>> and you've heard the shayin the show must go on. certainly the case on qvc. a host is selling computer tablet. and she suddenly faints from low blood sugar. but watch what her co-host did. you won't believe it. >> you know, this is -- >> are you okay? okay. what it does, it gives us an opportunity for -- >> get out of here. just move product. just keep on moving product. the co-host, going on like not a thing happened. something had happened. at least they cut away, i suppose. cassie slane is fine. the second tim
, at the university of denver, jim lehrer of pbs will be the moderator for what could be potentially the most indepth and lively debates in memory. we'll zero in on domestic policy with a new format that allows for more interaction between the two candidates and more time to discuss a single topic. let's go back to the debate hall. chief political correspondent candy crowley watching what's going on. you'll be the moderator in the next presidential debate. so you will watch this about as closely as anyone. >> absolutely, wolf. you know, this is, in fact, an arena that they use here at the university -- let me explain this picture this is president obama headed toward this debate site, we know that mitt romney is already here, and i -- obviously this is quite the happening, so you see a lot of folks out on the street. in fact, when we came in, people were hanging signs from the dorm rooms. this is an arena. i'm told it's used for ice hockey and sometimes basketball. tonight, it's pure politics. not a lot of big names or familiar faces, but i think nonpolitical junkies would recognize here tonight. but
. that was at a romney rally. romney said he will cut federal funding for pbs, which airs sesame street. the rally was organized by the florida consumer action network. >>> early voting begins in california next week, and if you wants to get your vote in early, head though your county election office in the next few days. but don't forget, monday is columbus day, so the county offices should be closed. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent out tuesday when the post office reopens from the holiday. >>> how will you vote in you can take our quiz to help. you will find the presidential election quiz under the cover photo. >>> the candidates for vice president aren't the only oning preparer for the debate. danville will well come some 50,000 visitors, -- welcome some 50,000 visitor. >> it does enhance our community in many ways for restaurants, hotels, retail stores. >> we couldn't buy the type of publicity etch at any price, really, that we'll get. >> a local business electronicsed to provide debate merchandise says it can barely keep up with demand. danville will spend $100,000 to stage the
at governor romney today over his plans to cut spending, specifically cut funding for pbs that would affect big bird. they have a new ad about it on today. >> bernie madoff, gut tons of greed and the evil genius to towered over him. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big bird, big bird. >> it's me big bird. >> big yellow, a men as to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> reporter: the republican national committee coming out with its own response, this graphic advertisement that quotes the count from sesame street saying that president obama since the doe bait has mentioned big bird eight times, elmo six times. the attack on benghazi zero times and zero times on fixing the economy. the president because he can't run on his record is talking about little things, so big bird is fairly tall, he's kind of bill o'reilly size. jenna: i think he's officially 8 to the 2, not bill o'reilly but big bird. just so we are at facts for the day, for what it's worth. we'll continue to watch the back and forth. jon: daily beast
, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> i'm not even sure what the question is, senator, but i'm just -- this is the kind of ad that just does get attention, so what's your reaction to it? >> oh, i think it probably gets attention, but, again, it may show a paucity of ideas and ways to criticize mitt romney. the fact is that the economy is still in very bad shape, and obviously the american people are still in very difficult conditions, and the -- and the one thing that president obama can't run on is his record, and so big bird i guess is a fun thing to talk about. i love big bird. i'm for an earmark for big bird. >> i know you are. i know you are. i'm on the record for that. the new poll that shows mitt romney taking the lead, 49% to 45%, it's a complete reversal from about two weeks ago. as the guy who was here last time around four years ago, how does he close the deal? what advice would you give him, and i heard you the other day, he hasn't asked, but what advice would you give mitt romney
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